Stepping Out in Faith

Sometimes you just have to have faith that God will help you when he gives you a nudge to do his will.

Daily Prompt: All About Me February 13, 2013


Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you. This is my response to yesterday’s prompt:

When I first started blogging, it was in response to our church’s need for someone to take over the website. I contemplated this for several weeks before offering to rise to this challenge. I had never run a website before and I had a lot to learn, but nobody else was coming forward to take the job.

After much prayerful consideration, I felt that I was being called by God to “Step Out in Faith”. I knew that God would provide the skills I needed to complete the task at hand. The blog was a result of my feeling of God’s tug to have faith in him. I felt that this was something I needed to share with others to challenge them to step out in faith also.

 

I Am a Real Person! September 24, 2012

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My daughter, Ashley, was looking into blogging the other day. She remembered that I had started a blog and she had never looked at it before. When she checked it out, she said all of a sudden I was more than just her mom. I was a real person. I had to chuckle at her description of this new side of me that she’d never seen before.

I guess we do seem to do that. I can remember when my parents would give me advice, I would listen. But I didn’t plan on taking their advice seriously! I mean what did they know. They were just my parents! But a few short years later they seemed to have gained so much knowledge! I began to actually ask for their opinion and really consider what they had said. As teenagers, we tend to think we know it all. As we get into our twenties, all of a sudden we understand that there is so much more to learn! I certainly feel validated to know that my daughter sees me as a real person! I love you so much, Ashley!

 

The Harvest is Plentiful February 14, 2012

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He told them “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send  out workers into his harvest field.” Luke 10:2 NIV

There are many people who don’t know about the gospel of Jesus Christ. People living right in our midst. Maybe some have heard the story and rejected it, but others haven’t heard the story at all. This is what Jesus is asking of us-go out and share his story! Some are led to go to far away lands and share the love of Christ and the gift of eternal life. But those of us who choose not to travel abroad can still serve in this capacity for the kingdom of God. And we don’t even have to look far to find the harvest. We don’t have to push our views on anyone, but we can live as Jesus commanded. Others will notice the kind of people we are and when the opportunity arises we can answer questions. Maybe even invite them to visit our church. We need to let others know that we may not have all the answers and that Christians aren’t perfect. We are all striving to learn about God’s plans for us and how he wants us to live. We are all sinners looking for a savior!

Stepping Out in Faith,

Pam

 

What Did We Do Before Cell Phones? February 11, 2012

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How did we ever survive without cell phone? In the “good ole days” we planned ahead and communicated with each other ahead of times about our plans. When we had stuff going on after school, our parents knew what time we’d be done so they could pick us up. Going out with friends? Our parents knew where we were going and what time we’d be home.

I realize I’m revealing my age here, but I can remember when we had a party line! When the phone rang it wasn’t necessarily ringing for our household. You had to listen to how it rang. Was it two longs and a short or two shorts and a long? I don’t really remember how to make a phone call, guess I was too young to be on the phone much. I do remember though if someone else on our line was talking and you picked up the phone, you heard their conversation. And you couldn’t use the phone until they were done talking. I guess I don’t miss those days!

I do like the convenience of being able to touch base with my family so easily with cell phones. If one of us is running late or plans have changed, we can easily contact the rest of the family. As long as we aren’t in our home town. Unfortunately even in this day and age, we live in a dead zone! Even Verizon Wireless doesn’t provide service in our area. That can be frustrating! But as long as we’re away from home, if we have car trouble or something, we can call to get help.

I don’t want to go back to the days before cell phones. This is one change in my lifetime that I have welcomed. The technology has made a cell phone be much more than just a phone. There are probably many things I could use my phone for that I haven’t figured out yet. But I’ll figure out what I need. Honestly, I know it’s possible to survive without cell phones, but I don’t really care to go back to those days!

 

 
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